Saturday, July 25, 2009

Blog Hop with Papertrey

It's the 25th of the month and that means it's time for a Papertrey BLOG HOP! Woo Hoo! I just love blog hop. I really look forward to seeing what each of you creates for the monthly hop.

This month our "assignment" was to work with text. Any size, any way, big, small, background or focus. As long as it's text. So I've had this idea rolling around in my head for a while now and this blog hop spurred me into action...

Here is my project - the deets follow.
I love the many great sentiments from Papertrey and often use sentiments from more than one set on my cards. I had been wondering if I could somehow put several of them together to make a background stamp of words - I've seen some commercial word stamps but wanted to make my own. I needed a card for my son who just finished Paramedic School but I didn't want a traditional "graduation" card - I wanted just lots of words of wisdom and encouragement. Here's the inside.

So - here are my steps - I started with my large block and put sentiments from 6 (I think) different sets on them to build this:










I stamped the image on white card stock (I later decided I liked it better if I stamped a linen background stamp (SU!) with summer sunrise ink THEN stamped my text but I forgot to photograph that step.)











Then I added some accents to the text using the dotted line from PTI's Wishing You set and the small star from the new Out to Sea set.
I added some tiny shiny silver beads as accents for the stars and then layered my image onto Scarlet Jewel and the new Enchanted Evening (OMG love it!!) papers. A ticket corner punch, some larger silver beads and I was good to go!


Originally I had planned to use my mega stamp image as just a BG on the card with a focal image, on top, ribbon etc. but I really liked it how it turned out as the actual focus of the card. Since it was for my son I didn't want some of the typical embellishments so I kept it simply words (from mom!)

Thanks for looking!

51 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

How cool is this card!!!! tfs!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Love your text card! Hope to see you at the "HOP"! TFS :) Hugs, Mona

Gwen said...

awesome idea!! I will be using this one!! great job!

Brenda said...

Wonderful idea Pam!! I love how it came out.TFS

Catherine said...

wow, how cool!! Turned out great!

maria fiscella said...

This is fabulous!

Maureen L. said...

Very cool - way to be creative!

Kacey Elliott said...

This is fabulous! Great idea and your layout is awesome! :)

Savitri said...

What a great idea!!! Love the card!!

Rosanne said...

This is awesome, I love this idea!

Regan said...

WHAT!!!! this is pure genious!!!

raduse said...

Way cool!!!!

Kim said...

Great combination of sentiments. I also love the texture that the linen background adds.

Heidi said...

Stunning card Pam! I love your sentiment combination!

Karli said...

great idea! I know it's something I'm going to try!

Marcie S. said...

What an awesome idea! I would never have thought to use so many different sentiments from various sets. It looks great and I love the colour combo too!

Jamie said...

I love your idea! Why didn't I think of that?

IamDerby said...

Really pretty Pam, I especially like the inside

Nancy L. said...

great idea!

Marge said...

Fabulous idea & PERFECT for those hard to do "male" cards!!! ;-)

Donelda said...

brilliant!!!!! I love this idea!!

Janelle said...

What a great idea! Love it!!

Terri said...

Very cool! Great idea.

Chris said...

this is fabulous!! just a wondeful idea! >"<

BethieJ said...

LOVE this.. I so want to try it but havent yet.. your card turned out WONDERFUL!

Daniela said...

What a great idea, I love how it turned out. So perfectly straight, too :)

Chrissy said...

Pam - this is great! I so need to try this technique!

peggysue said...

Very cool idea and you executed it so well!

Karen said...

Words from Mom, a la Papertrey stamps, are just perfect for a son, I think! Thank you for raising a kidlet who is going into a profession in service and care of others. I received excellent care from some paramedics that I do not remember after a near fatal car accident coming up on thirteen years ago. I may not remember them, but I am grateful for them and all who share in their calling!! You've made him a fantastic card! :>

Amy said...

Well, WOW! This is gorgeous--the best example of this type of thing I've seen.

Kay said...

Now this is COOL! Awesome use of "text"!

scrapmin said...

Wow! What a great use of text! A perfect, touching card to show your son how proud you are of him!

Dana said...

Fantastic card, Pam!! Thanks for sharing your technique! I always wondered how people line up the different stamps so perfectly :-)

Bonnie said...

VERY cool! Love all the in betweens!

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

Oh wow!! That is just fantastic!! What a wonderful card to give your son. I love that you used all of those sentiments together for that special occasion. What a unique treasure!!!

Cheryl said...

Very creative! I love the little punches of yellow.

Deanna said...

Brilliant girl, I love it!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

I love the way you made the large background stamp, very creative!

Lynn P. said...

Outstanding!! I really love this Pam - wonderful job.

Jennifer Lubbock said...

Looks great! I'll have to remember this idea.

Lori said...

What a fabulous way to show off lots of Papertrey's great sentiments!

Chris said...

What a fantastic use of all those lovely sentiment stamps - one that shouts to be cased ;)

Liz said...

I love this! So different and a great way to use some of those sentiments!

Rose said...

Love putting all the sentiments together ..and love the colours !!

Babies- Beth said...

OMG, Pam, you outdid yourself this time!!

travelingmama said...

What a great take on the challenge! Best wishes from Morocco!

Terri E. said...

Love how you made your own big block of sentiments. Such a creative and encouraging card. It works so well for a male as well. Super fun and fresh use of text.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Kathleen said...

This card is so great! I still haven't tried that---you've inspired me---love it~

Odette said...

GREAT IDEA Pam!!
Before reading the post i was just wondering how you made it ... you rock girl!!
Hugs,

Aimes said...

Just WOW! Such a clever idea I love it! You totally rocked the blog hop challenge btw!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Still Stampin' with Sue said...

Oh, my! Pam, this is great! Sorry I missed the hop the other night. I was up to my eyeballs in grandchildren!

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